Today Kelley covered the difference between spray dyed yarn and hand-painted yarn, what color pooling is and how to use it to your advantage, and she shared patterns and yarns demonstrating these topics.
Last week’s prize-winner: Lynn Granger Warfield won a free pair of Alpaca Direct Comfort Quarter Socks.
This week's prize: Two skeins of Malabrigo Riosin colorways Ravelry Red and Diana.
Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers
Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft
Lacery Socks by Michelle Hunter
Langfield Hat by Martina Behm
Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller
Acquarello by Nadita Swings
Moyen Age by Hada Knits
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich
The helix stripe knitting technique can be used to prevent pooling with hand-painted yarns.
I'm going through my closet, getting rid of things that don't fit or I no longer like. I have a huge pile of sweaters that need to be stored for the winter, and I decided I'd do the knitterly thing and get them all tidy so I can wear them right away come fall.
Here are my 5 steps for getting sweaters ready for summer hibernation.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
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